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Rainy Day Musings

I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend.-- Douglas Coupland. It has been raining and raining and raining here on Vancouver Island for the past couple of weeks. I think the weather people are saying we've had more rain in the past month than we did last year or something like that. In short: it's wet and cool out there. I am missing the sunshine and when I look back at photos over the past couple of years around this date, I see lots of my flowers in bloom and my plants looking big and green and lush, and I feel a little sad... ... but then I remember how much I worry when we don't see any rain after the end of April. I remember how much I worried when we were nearly evacuated last year due to a nearby forest fire. And I only need to look out my window to see the shrubs that still have burned leaves on them from the extreme heat last summer. And then I feel ok about the rain. I've been feeling pretty tired over the past couple of

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